Hungry Chefs - Private Chef and Catering Services

Bristol, Avon
From: £400
Verified bookings: 8
Reviews: 30
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Price from: £400

We are a small, family-run business and pride ourselves on offering a premium quality service using fresh, locally sourced ingredients - always free range chicken and eggs, sustainably sourced fish and organic wherever possible. We can tailor menus to your budget and cater for large gatherings of family and friends, rented country house weekends and significant birthdays. We offer full chef service with an assistant to help with prep service and clean up or can deliver hot and cold buffets for self service.

We also offer a "pop the big one" proposal menu for 2 people from £300 - what better way to ask your loved one to marry you than a luxurious and intimate catered meal for two?

Our chef Umberto is a native Sicilian chef living in Somerset. Choose from Sicilian and Italian menus as well as Ottolenghi-style mezzo and middle Eastern dishes. Over 8 years' experience as a private chef working all over the UK and 20 years as a professional chef in restaurants in London, Amsterdam, Germany and Italy. We can cater your event whether it’s an intimate dinner for two (popular for those planning to pop the question or celebrate a milestone) to sophisticated dinner parties.

Our Client Services manager Claire will oversee all the details and planning for your event, guiding you through the process and leaving you to enjoy a stress-free event.

30 Reviews
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Emma Storrie

May 17, 2019

"We had the most wonderful dinner party on Saturday evening for our friend’s Hen weekend and we’re blown away with how good the food and service was.

We are all big foodies and Claire and Alberto didn’t disappoint. The flavours and detail were so intricately put together, taking into consideration our hen’s favourite foods and flavours, and the service and atmosphere created was flawless. Claire and Alberto we’re also excellent at creating interesting and delicious choices for our vegan, vegetarian and gluten free guests. They made the evening a very special one and was even better than going out to a Mitchelin Star restaurant.

The whole experience, from planning to the end of the evening was all very stress-free and the communication from start to finish was excellent.

Thank you so much to Claire and Alberto both again. We’ll definitely be using you again and recommending you to our friends and family."

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Pete Gornall

April 5, 2019

Claire and Umberto gave us the most amazing evening- food was absolutely spectacular and they were great company too. Would highly recommend to anyone!!

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Di Pigott

March 2, 2019

"A memorable fine dining meal for 8. Superb food beautifully presented.
Highly recommend Hungry Chefs."

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Feb. 23, 2019

"Claire and Umberto were brilliant! From booking to the event the communication was excellent. Claire was always happy to help with the organising of the event.
On the evening, Claire and Umberto arrived and were friendly and it was a lovely relaxed atmosphere. They cooked and served the food, it was delicious! They made sure everyone was happy and they left the place spotless. Thank you for creating such a relaxed evening to celebrate my sister’s 30th. None of the group had ever had a private chef cook for them and we all said we would definitely do it again!"

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Suzanne Wright

Jan. 12, 2019

"Absolutely fantastic experience, we cannot recommend Hungry Chefs highly enough!

Very professional team of chef & host who were extremely flexible in creating a bespoke menu for my husband's 40th birthday party. The food was of a fantastic standard using all locally sourced produce and I had every confidence in their delivery prior to the event due to the great level of communication. The lunch exceeded everyone's expectations. Claire & Umberto were extremely pleasant throughout the day and were always on hand to ensure the whole event went smoothly, pus cleaning up fully afterwards!"

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Kavita Bhatti

Nov. 30, 2018


Hungry Chefs were excellent! They could not have been more accommodating to my family and I.

The whole experience was amazing, the food was delicious, their attention to detail was fantastic and we definitely want to use them again. They have their service down to an art!

Kavita and family"

Services From Hungry Chefs - Private Chef and Catering Services


Chef Service

Private chef service - you pay for the ingredients, the chef preps and serves the food. Often an assistant will be required for help with prep service and clean up but this can be discussed. We will work to your budget and provide suitable menu options based on that.
From: £350 per event

Dinner Party Package

STARTERS - PICK 1 ● Sicilian Caponata: Sicilian a​gro dolce​ vegetable stew served with panelle (chickpea fritters) (VG) (GF) ● Buffalo mozzarella salad with minted, braised peas and Parma ham (GF) ● Ras el hanout roasted salmon served cold with labneh & roasted cauliflower ● Spiced Thai fishcakes with cucumber salad, sweet chilli & sesame dressing MAINS - PICK 1 ● Beef Sirloin steak with triple-cooked chips & root vegetable remoulade (GF)(LF) ● Cornish Hake fillet with crushed new potatoes, sultanas, capers, olives & pine nuts(GF)(LF) ● Pork saltimbocca - pork loin with Parma ham & sage cooked in a white wine sauce (GF) ● Harissa-spiced cauliflower steak, chickpeas, spinach & tarragon bulgar (VG)(GF) DESSERTS - PICK 1 ● Lemon meringue cheesecake with Italian meringue (V) ● Chocolate tart, salted caramel, honeycomb (V) ● Proper Italian tiramisù (V) ● Sicilian Cannoli, Sheep’s milk ricotta & choc chips (V) ● Sticky toffee pudding served with toffee sauce & creme fraiche
From: £550 per event

Hen Parties

STARTERS: Choose 1 Sicilian Caponata​: Sicilian agro dolce vegetable stew served with and panelle (gram flour fritters) (VG) (GF) or Black Truffle Ravioli - wild mushroom ragu & Jerusalem artichoke crisps (V) or Buffalo mozzarella salad with minted, braised peas and Parma ham (GF) (V without Parma ham) MAINS: choose 1 Stuffed aubergines with feta, yoghurt, harissa, chickpeas and peppers served with bulgar (V) (VG without feta and yoghurt) or Hake fillet alla Messina - baked Cornish Hake with a sauce of capers, olives, white wine and tomatoes served with buttered new potatoes. or Posh chicken Kiev - free-range chicken breast stuffed with garlic butter served with aubergine funghetto (stir-fried aubergines with wine and garlic) and tenderstem broccoli with chilli and garlic. DESSERTS: choose 1 Lemon meringue cheesecake with Italian meringue (V) or Salted caramel and chocolate profiteroles or Proper Tiramisù made with Savoiardi biscuits, coffee, Marsala, mascarpone and free range eggs
From: £810 per event

Stag Night Dinners

Celebrate your stag weekend with a personal chef service. Minimum 15 covers. Choose 1 dish per course. STARTERS Slow cooked Wild Boar Ragu​’ with Chianti Juniper berries served with homemade Pappardelle or Black Truffle Ravioli - wild mushroom ragu & Jerusalem artichoke crisps (V) or Lemon, garlic and chilli King prawns with sourdough garlic bread (LF) MAINS Beef Sirloin steak with triple-cooked chips & root vegetable remoulade (GF) (LF) or Risotto Primavera with spring veg (peas, broad beans, asparagus, potato) and pesto (V)(GF) or Porchetta: slow roast pork belly served with braised fennel and split pea puree with spiced tomato sauce. (GF) (LF) DESSERTS Lemon meringue cheesecake with Italian meringue (V) or Chocolate tart, salted caramel, honeycomb (V) or Sticky toffee pudding - date pudding served with toffee sauce and creme fraiche
From: £800 per event

Antipasti Plank

Antipasti Selection: Salumi - a selection of Italian and Spanish cured meats Formaggi - a selection of cheeses form the South West and Europe Rosemary and sea salt focaccia with oil and balsamic vinegar Marinated Olives with Italian herbs Vegetables - choose 4 - Chargrilled aubergines - Chargrilled courgettes - Peppers stuffed with Feta - Smoky artichokes in Oil - Borettane Onions in Balsamic vinegar - Freshburst tomatoes - Stuffed vineleaves Crostini with toppings - choose 2 from: - fava bean puree with capers and olives - pea and mint - heirloom tomatoes with basil - smoked aubergine - courgette and tahini - red pepper tapenade - cannellini mash with roasted red peppers - artichoke pesto - nut-free pesto - vegan pesto - purple basil pesto EXTRAS - FOR A SUPPLEMENT - Smoked salmon - Cuttlefish salad - Marinated anchovies - Beef carpaccio - Arancini - Sicilian risotto balls with meat or vegetarian fillings - Mini fish and chip cones - Mini savoury tarts
From: £20 per person
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  • What about allergens?
    We take allergies very seriously, please declare all allergens or special food requirements upon booking. Our Menu items may contain or come into contact with WHEAT, CRUSTACEANS, EGGS, FISH, PEANUTS, SOYBEANS, MILK, NUTS, CELERY, MUSTARD, SESAME, SULPHITES, LUPIN, MOLLUSCS. With prior notice, we can prepare food which does not use the allergens.

Set List/Services

Private dinner parties.
Buffet catering.
Corporate catering.
Sicilian Street Food from a gazebo (minimum 60 covers)
Proposal dinners
Significant birthday parties.
Fridge filling
Delivery of pre-cooked meals for your holiday stay.

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